I'm only on my third day of writing the 7th Redemption novel, and already dreading the end. I've been wanting to write these moments for these characters for a long time, and the words are coming quickly. To be clear, book 7 is my planned ending to that series. It will wrap up all of the open plot lines.
But like Waldgrave, I'm now wondering if I can say goodbye to those characters forever. I may keep writing stories for them (just for me); I did that with Waldgrave, and those ideas are evolving into what will be the next lineup of novels in the Waldgrave universe.
All the same, endings are a little sad for me.
I anticipate that Redemption Book 7, which I currently haven't titled, will be completely written by mid-October at the latest with a release date in January of 2016. After I finish writing this one, I'll spend a couple of weeks writing the third Hawthorn novella, and then I will move on to writing a new series to ease the pain of wrapping up with these characters. Or, I might go straight into that Waldgrave lineup. I haven't fully decided the 2016 schedule yet, but there will be more of the Waldgrave universe and a new series, and if people like the Hawthorn novellas, probably more of those, as well.